Where the Spirits Dwell: An Odyssey in the New Guinea Jungle

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Grove Press, 1988 - Religion - 211 pages
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Tobias Schneebaum here tells the remarkable story of his four years among the Asmat of New Guinea, a jungle-dwelling people rumored to have killed Michael Rockefeller. Instead of ferocious cannibals, Schneebaum found a regal, gentle people who freely accepted him and initiated him into a way of life no outsider had ever seen before.

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I received this book from Tobias in December 1990. We've been writing to each other then for +/- 4 or 5 years.The book not only opened my eyes to what other cultures are like, but also about the ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Schneebaum was assistant to the curator of the asmat museum of culture and progress in Irian Jaya, Indonesia from 1973 to 1983. Since then he has lectured widely and curated several exhibitions on Asmat art.

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